Arctic Shipping Data Service – Development of a circumpolar Arctic shipping database

The Arctic Shipping Data Service (ASDS) is an initiative responding to increased attention and activities of shipping in the circumpolar Arctic.

It aims at providing a database on Arctic shipping activities, which provides a platform for analysing shipping activities in the Arctic, and its interactions with environmental protection measures and trends, such as changing sea ice conditions, technical advancements and new regulations, including the IMO Polar Code.

PAME's Arctic Ship Traffic Data (ASTD) project was developed in response to a growing need to collect and distribute accurate, reliable, and up-to-date information on shipping activities in the Arctic. Launched in February 2019, the system now provides detailed data on all shipping activities in the region. Visit the PAME website for more information.

Applicant: PAME International Secretariat

Countries: Iceland, Norway, Greenland, Finland, Sweden, Canada, United States, Russia

Project start 2015, expected to be finalized in 2017.

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